Fluttering Heart

Random times I'll have heart palpitations, but it's usually when I'm really tired. It scares the **** out of me and usually jump starts a panic attack. I'm so tired of it and I just wish I knew other people dealing with this same thing. I've considered getting a doctor to look at my heart, but I would feel really ridiculous if it was just me ONCE AGAIN stressing out. I've had an MRI before for something else and it showed nothing. So, maybe it's just something I'm going to have to deal with and get over.
miniskirtjerk miniskirtjerk
26-30, F
9 Responses Apr 21, 2007

My palaptions send cold sweats thru my body and ALWAYS triggers a panic attack. I usually take 3 low dose aprin and get in a hot shower with the curtain open so i dont pass out

I know exactly how u feel! They are really scary! Dont ever think you would feel rediculous about going to the doc and getting checked for something bothering u! Better safe then sorry! It took me a long time to go get seen for my flutters also but im glad i did.

I have heard about Darvon being linked to these kind of heart problems......The latest drug to be associated with heart problems is Anzemet - an injection to prevent nausea in chemotherapy patients...it seemx there are too many drugs that can harm the heart http://www.americas-watchdog.com/fda-issues-heart-warning-for-anzemet-injection/

Do any of you out there have diabetes? Or use pain meds? i say this because some meds have been linked to abnormal heart rhythms and conditions like tachycardia and arrhythmia. i refer to the pain drug Darvon / Darvocet. There is even a lawsuit regarding this particular opioid painkiller, over the heart complications that it may cause... Avandia the diabetes drug has been linked to heart attacks in people taking it . In case you think you might be affected, you can read more about this here.... If you are affected, you could be entitled to compensation http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/avandia <br />
http://www.darvon-can-cause-fatal-heart-rhythm.com/main/darvon-and-darvocet-lawsuits/

I cannot tell you how all of your stories have made me feel better. For the last month and a half, I have been having frequent palpitations...sometimes every few minutes. Once home from work, if I have a couple glasses of wine they go away. The following day, however, they are back in full force. My mom and husband think I am crazy and think that they are just stress related. Interestingly though, they never get worse when I am actually experiencing more stress. Like many of you, I do suffer from anxiety issues and panic attacks. When my palpitations are very bad, I take my anxiety medication (Xanax) and they do subside a bit. This does support that anxiety is a contributing factor for me. <br />
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I have had blood work and ekg's...all of which have come back normal. Today I go and get my event monitor. I just want to know what is causing them. I have a 3 year old son. I live in fear that these constant palpitations will eventually wear on my heart and cause a heart attack. <br />
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If nothing else, it is nice to know that I am not alone. I wish you all the best.<br />
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im in the EXACT same boat right now. if you could reply a follow up post id really appreciate it

You are not alone, I have posted my story and if you like...please read it. I hope that your condition has improved.<br />
If they return again, try to relax, take a nap, do your best to keep your blood pressure down. Best wishes and be blessed.

Tiredness and lack of sleep do seem to affect it. When ive had little sleep i notice my heart skipping beats all day, but other times it only misses a few beats an hour.

I started having heart palpitations, or at least noticing them early on this past summer. A visit to the doctor yielded that nothing was seriously wrong, and they were just a normal symptom of my stress. According to her, I'm a very worried person who's constantly stressed out, and what I had to watch out for was inducing myself into a panic attack. Mostly however, I just found that I was really relieved that there was no serious underlying cause..and consequently didn't have a palpitation in almost two months. Usually it's just a quick skip, with panic, but then it's over, and things return to normal. Last night was different. I was laying down on my couch falling asleep to the television, when I had a pretty intense palpitation, it's around 12 am. Immediately I'm on alert, and adjust my position as to try and catch a few deep breaths, and calm down. When all of a sudden it happens again, a little weaker but it certainly still freaks me out. At this point it's happening every 30 seconds or so. I get up, run upstairs...tried to use the bathroom, and even tried going outside...still more skipping beats. By now I was flushed with fear of my own death, had shortness of breath, hands felt cold and wringy and I was convinced it was the end, unless I drove myself into the emergency room. Luckily, my roommate was there who'd been with me at the doctor, and remembered what she said. He told me I was having a full blown panic attack, and that I needed to lay down and breathe. I felt like I should just punch him to get him to shut up, and drive into the doctor, but I trusted him. After 15 minutes of controlled breathing, I was feeling a bit better. The feelings of panic didn't fully wear off for a few hours, during which time I didn't sleep at all, and now it's time for work again. I guess the point is that yes, another person is sharing your exact same experience, even though it's a really scary one. I'm probably going to take a wait and see approach, and then seek help if it continues to happen. I wish you the best of luck.

I started having heart palpitations, or at least noticing them early on this past summer. A visit to the doctor yielded that nothing was seriously wrong, and they were just a normal symptom of my stress. According to her, I'm a very worried person who's constantly stressed out, and what I had to watch out for was inducing myself into a panic attack. Mostly however, I just found that I was really relieved that there was no serious underlying cause..and consequently didn't have a palpitation in almost two months. Usually it's just a quick skip, with panic, but then it's over, and things return to normal. Last night was different. I was laying down on my couch falling asleep to the television, when I had a pretty intense palpitation, it's around 12 am. Immediately I'm on alert, and adjust my position as to try and catch a few deep breaths, and calm down. When all of a sudden it happens again, a little weaker but it certainly still freaks me out. At this point it's happening every 30 seconds or so. I get up, run upstairs...tried to use the bathroom, and even tried going outside...still more skipping beats. By now I was flushed with fear of my own death, had shortness of breath, hands felt cold and wringy and I was convinced it was the end, unless I drove myself into the emergency room. Luckily, my roommate was there who'd been with me at the doctor, and remembered what she said. He told me I was having a full blown panic attack, and that I needed to lay down and breathe. I felt like I should just punch him to get him to shut up, and drive into the doctor, but I trusted him. After 15 minutes of controlled breathing, I was feeling a bit better. The feelings of panic didn't fully wear off for a few hours, during which time I didn't sleep at all, and now it's time for work again. I guess the point is that yes, another person is sharing your exact same experience, even though it's a really scary one. I'm probably going to take a wait and see approach, and then seek help if it continues to happen. I wish you the best of luck.